Category Archives: Cooking tips

Youtube Recipes I like

These are the YouTube videos/recipes I refer to most frequently. If it is not obvious, I am a fan of Chef John’s cooking videos. I like his humour, and his self-deprecating approach. You know he does not have an ego, … Continue reading

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“I hate potatoes!”

Z has declared to PL that she doesn’t like potatoes. Not mashed. Not whole slices of potatoes. But she will eat chips, fries, and hash browns. And would even ask for them.

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Wagyu Weekend

I discovered QB foods recently. I was informed that they had affordably priced Wagyu Beef. And I do like Wagyu beef. So I ordered some online. There was a minimum order of $150 to qualify for free delivery. But when … Continue reading

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Guo Tieh (Gyoza, or Pot stickers)

I follow Chef John on Food Wishes. Recently, he posted a video on pot stickers. We call them guo tieh (Mandarin) or gyoza (Japanese).

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Pizza! (A journey of a thousand smiles begins with a grin.)

I recently discovered good pizza. Well, actually, re-discovered. In 2014, sometime in late July, we had our first taste of a wood-fired pizza in Denham (approx 800 km north of Perth, Australia). We just knew it was GOOD pizza, and … Continue reading

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Mini Porchetta (the journey)

I have been intrigued by Porchetta, since watching this video. That was just a “tourist” or promotional video. There are also recipes videos. This one made me drool. I like Food Wishes recipe videos. And Chef John offered this “baby … Continue reading

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Chinese Cooking – A Primer (Or how to cook Chinese food without really trying)

There is a Taiwanese dish called “San Bei Ji” – literally, “Three Cup Chicken”. The┬árecipe for “Three cup Chicken”┬áis not what this post is about. The back story to this dish is that some low status individual had to prepare … Continue reading

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